If morning sickness hits you, have dry toast or crackers. Eat smaller meals frequently, sip small amounts of water through the day, and steer clear of greasy or spicy foods. Eating your meals cold, having vitamin B6, drinking ginger tea, and smelling lemons can ease the sickness pang. So can yoga moves like balasana and applying pressure three finger breadths beneath your inner wrist.
Pregnancy induces a wariness and caution toward what you eat, drink, and do. A similar feeling and myth surround spicy foods during pregnancy. But the fact is, spicy foods are mostly harmless and can be unhealthy only if you're allergic to them, if you feel morning sickness or nausea after smelling or eat them, or if you've always been sensitive to such foods.
If you were a regular swimmer before getting pregnant, you should continue with your routine. You can swim for 30 minutes without aggravating your joints. It gives your relief from foot and ankle swelling. Swimming eases the sciatic pain. Cool water provides welcome relief from morning sickness. Swimming helps maintain muscle tone and increases your endurance when in labor and delivery.
Morning sickness, or nausea and vomiting, in the first trimester indicates that you have enough human chorionic gonadotropin hormone your fetus needs to grow and your placenta is thick enough to supply nutrients to the fetus. Plus, vomiting removes toxins. If the vomiting is unremitting and you're losing weight, see a doc. But please note that the lack of morning sickness doesn't mean your pregnancy is problematic.
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